Catholic News Headlines April 6, 2011


Apr. 5, 7pm—Apr. 6, 7pm

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook Civil partnerships begin in Ireland, but ‘gay marriage’ still debated – Dublin, Ireland, Apr 6, 2011 / 02:52 am ( CNA ).- Ireland has entered into new territory by recognizing civil partnerships for homosexuals, a move which has prompted

Share this article on Facebook Incredible roster set for men’s conference – Colorado Springs, Colo., Apr 6, 2011 / 02:04 pm ( CNA ).- An all-star roster of speakers will challenge men in the state of Colorado to “become a man of God,” the theme

Share this article on Facebook Islamic ties to 1981 attack on John Paul II rejected – Vatican City, Apr 5, 2011 / 07:02 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- New charges from Poland’s former communist ruler that Islamic extremists plotted the 1981 assassination attempt

Share this article on Facebook Pakistan archbishop asks US to act against pastor who burned Quran – Lahore, Pakistan, Apr 6, 2011 / 05:59 am ( CNA ).- Archbishop Lawrence Saldanha of Lahore has asked the U.S. government to take action over the burning of a Quran by a

Share this article on Facebook Pope calls violence in Libya, Ivory Coast a defeat for humanity – Vatican City, Apr 6, 2011 / 05:03 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Pope Benedict XVI described ongoing conflicts in the African countries of Libya and Ivory Coast as a “defeat”

Share this article on Facebook Pope gives Cincinnati new auxiliary bishop – Cincinnati, Ohio, Apr 6, 2011 / 11:52 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Pope Benedict XVI appointed local priest Fr. Joseph R. Binzer as a new auxiliary bishop for the Cincinnati

Share this article on Facebook Pope marvels at St. Therese’s ‘science’ of love – Vatican City, Apr 6, 2011 / 01:20 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Though just 24 at the time of her death, St. Therese of Lisieux left a lasting imprint on earth through the

Share this article on Facebook Priest discusses homosexual ministry – Lima, Peru, Apr 6, 2011 / 06:01 pm ( CNA ).- The former spiritual advisor for Courage Latino recently explained how the organization ministers to homosexuals while

Share this article on Facebook Vietnamese Catholics beaten, arrested for supporting human rights lawyer – Hanoi, Vietnam, Apr 6, 2011 / 01:23 am ( CNA ).- Vietnamese officials arrested and beat a group of Catholics for attempting to peacefully attend a trial of prominent

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Dangerous hydrogen buildup continues at damaged Japanese reactor – A dangerous hydrogen buildup is taking place at the Fukushima plant’s number-one reactor. Officials say …

Share this article on Facebook Gbagbo ‘hunkered in bunker’ as departure talks fail – Negotiations led by the United Nations and France aimed at a gracious exit for incumbent Ivory Coast president …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook 2012 hopefuls weigh in on the proposed Ryan budget – Republican presidential hopefuls are treading gently after House Republicans unveiled a budget plan that would …

Share this article on Facebook Angry President Obama demands conclusion to budget impasse – An angry President Obama, down to his last bit of resolve  insists that if he and congressional …

Share this article on Facebook Canada: Polygamy on Trial in British Columbia – For over two months, the British Columbia Supreme Court has heard testimony in its case examining whether …

Share this article on Facebook Essential government services will continue in face of shutdown – Things are looking grim for Congress passing a budget on time – if no decision is reached by Friday, the …

Share this article on Facebook Some lawmakers express optimism that government shutdown can be averted – Congressional lawmakers express optimism that a government shutdown will be avoided. According to Sen. Charles …

Catholics Come Home Blog

Share this article on Facebook Recalling your Baptism during Lent – “When we let our life be illuminated by the mystery of Christ, we experience the joy of being liberated from all that threatens its full fulfillment.” -Pope Benedict

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook 6 of the Most Unexpected Converts – Dutch Schultz – Cold blooded killer/Catholic convert. This conversion caused quite the uproar. Born Arthur Simon Flegenheimer, he has to be one of the least likely

Share this article on Facebook California Town Drops Flag from Fireman Uniform – A town in California has dropped the flag from their firefighter’s uniform. But don’t worry, they assure us, it has nothing to do with lack of patriotism. They just want

Share this article on Facebook Controlling Human Genetic Engineering Part I – Rebecca Taylor is guest blogging here this month. Rebecca is a Technologist in Molecular Biology, MB(ASCP) and a practicing Catholic. She has been writing and speaking

Share this article on Facebook SBA List Takes on Bill Clinton – The Susan B. Anthony List today acted mean spiritedly and lied about former President Bill Clinton. “Mean spirited” and “lied” is of course code for when opponents speak

Share this article on Facebook Station Three From Leonard Porter – As part of the continuing CMR series, here is the next installment on artist Leonard Porter’s important new set of Stations of the Cross. Station Three represents Christ

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Easter is Coming – Rachel Balducci: what’s in your basket? | I know we are liturgically still in a season of preparation—preparing our hearts and minds and souls for the Easter Triduum.

Share this article on Facebook Exactly What I Wanted – Elizabeth Duffy: A Baby Changes Everything | Ten years ago, I almost got a Master’s degree. With a semester to go—my on-the-job training—I dropped out to make goo-goo

Share this article on Facebook Fabulous Franciscan – Lisa Hendey: What a great university! | Well, I’ve begun to get over my sadness at not being with all of my favorite moms at this past Saturday’s big event. Part of what

Share this article on Facebook Faith & Your Fertility – Danielle Bean: Coffee Talk: NFP | (Join each day’s Coffee Talk discussion: Mon: Parenting; Tues: Open Forum; Wed: NFP; Thu: Marriage; Fri: Education; Sat/Sun:

Share this article on Facebook Top 10 Things I Learned at the Mom’s Day Away – Lynn Wehner: | I won’t hit it all. I won’t even try. There was too much goodness and beauty to capture in a blog post. Women’s wisdom surrounded us at our Mom’s Day Away

Share this article on Facebook When You Can’t Afford Diapers – Arwen Mosher: Charitable and creative solutions | Wouldn’t it be awful if you couldn’t afford to change your baby’s diaper every time he needed it? There are a lot of

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – April 6, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on April 6 The Best of Kresta in the Afternoon 4:00 – Supreme Court lets stand DC gay marriage law The US Supreme Court on

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Abortion Advocates Threaten Pro-Lifers, Slash Tires in Violence – Abortion activists protested a weekend event honoring pro-life advocate Joe Schiedler of the Pro-Life Action League and the protests involved more than just holding

Share this article on Facebook Bill Clinton Defends Taxpayer Funding for Planned Parenthood – Former President Bill Clinton says he knows what’s best for women and has put out a statement defending taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business,

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Bishops Support Pro-Life Conscience Rights Bill – The nation’s Catholic bishops are supporting a bill in Congress that will help protect the conscience rights of pro-life medical professionals. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo

Share this article on Facebook House Votes Thursday on Budget Bill With DC Abortion $ Ban – Republicans and Democrats in Congress are taking very different positions on how to handle the impasse the two parties have over the budget — with Republicans wanting to

Share this article on Facebook National Pro-Life T-Shirt Week Starts for Youth, Students – College and high school students and young people of all ages will be wearing pro-life T-shirts to school next week as a part of National Pro-Life T-shirt Week,

Share this article on Facebook Ohio Senate OKs Late-Term Abortion Ban Pro-Life Group Backs – The Ohio Senate has approved a bill pro-life advocates support that would ban late-term abortions. The Ohio Right to Life supported bill passed today by a 24 to 8 vote

Share this article on Facebook Oklahoma Senate Passes Fetal Pain-Based Abortion Ban – The Oklahoma state Senate joined the state House in passing legislation that would make the state the next to prohibit abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on the

Share this article on Facebook Oregon Legislature Holding Hearing on Fetal Pain Abortion Ban – Representative Tim Freeman (R-Roseburg) held a press conference today announcing the House Judiciary Committee hearing of a bill that would ban abortion in Oregon after

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Paying for “Volunteers” to Lobby Congress – Denise Hunnell spotted this posting in the jobs section of Craigslist-Washington DC this morning: **Stop the Assault on Women’s Reproductive Rights!**$335-$535/wk

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood: Emergency Rooms Overrun If We’re Defunded – Planned Parenthood officials defending the taxpayer funding the abortion business enjoys are out with a new claim that pro-life advocates find laughable as a supposed

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Group: Planned Parenthood Can’t Account for Tax Money – A pro-life group is defending its allegations that the Planned Parenthood abortion business can’t account for as much as $1.3 billion of the approximately $363 million

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook BBC operates on a ‘creed of political correctness’: Senior news presenter – by Hilary White LONDON, April 5, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The BBC operates on a “creed of political correctness” that is “all very well-meaning, and painstakingly

Share this article on Facebook Exposing the Planned Parenthood business model – by Abby Johnson April 6, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Myths about Planned Parenthood are spreading like grassfire. Thanks to a perfect storm of events, the abortion

Share this article on Facebook Kansas abortion rates nosedive – by Thaddeus Baklinski WICHITA, Wed Apr 6, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The abortion rates in Kansas have nosedived, according to a new report from the Kansas Department of

Share this article on Facebook Surprise! Pro-life ‘flash mob’ forms honor guard for Joe Scheidler – by Kathleen Gilbert CHICAGO, April 5, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The pro-life flash mob of Chicago has struck again – this time outshining a small pro-abortion protest

Share this article on Facebook US Supreme Court shoots down ACLU arguments in school choice case – by Peter Jesserer Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., April 5, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) — The U.S. Supreme Court handed down a victory for school choice on Monday by dismissing an

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Adult Stem Cells Used to Grow First Living Human Heart in Laboratory – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist American scientists have successfully created a human heart out of adult stem cells that could one day spare transplant

Share this article on Facebook Faith and Family Making a Comeback in Russia – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist After 70 years of state enforced atheism, Russian schools will soon be teaching religion again, crucifixes may once again be

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Pharmacists Win Major Victory in Illinois – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A state court in Illinois delivered a decisive victory to pro-life pharmacists in Illinois when it struck down a state law that

Share this article on Facebook U.S. Birth Rate Dips Below Replacement Levels – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The economy, an entitlement mentality and loss of respect for human life are being blamed for a drop in the U.S. birth rate to

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook iBarroux: An iPhone App From a Traditional Benedictine Monastery – Here’s an interesting tidbit for those who have iPhones. The traditional Benedictine Abbey of Le Barroux in France have recently announced that they will be releasing an

Share this article on Facebook Papal Low Mass of Pius XII – Many if not most of you will have come across a photograph like this of the Venerable Servant of God Pius XII celebrating Low Mass at the papal altar of St. Peter’s

Share this article on Facebook The Anglican Ordinariate and the Reform of the Reform – How and to what extent the Anglican Ordinariate will become manifest in the life of the Church is a question which will only be able to be answered with the passage of

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook NEW! Stations of the Cross Talk – A great way to celebrate Lent and to enhance your prayers. Check it out and buy it HERE . It is available in both CD disk or MP3 download (MP3 available very soon).

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #480 – Waltzing With the Wren – “Stories from the Heart” is a daily radio program which features Catholic inspirational stories. The stories are uplifting, bringing the heart and soul closer to God. Each show is around 14 minutes.

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal DiNardo Urges Support for ‘Respect for Rights of Conscience Act’ – WASHINGTON (April 6, 2011)— Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the United States Conference of Catholic

Share this article on Facebook Pope Names Vicar General as Auxiliary Bishop of Cincinnati – WASHINGTON (April 6, 2011)—Pope Benedict XVI has named Father Joseph Binzer, 55, vicar general of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and pastor of St. Louis Parish in

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Archbp. Sheehan (Santa Fe), his Pastoral Letter on Cohabitation, a liberal reaction, and my interlinear rant – H.E. Most Rev. Michael Sheehan Archbishop of Santa Fe, NM has issued a Pastoral Care of Couples Who are Cohabitating. Archbp. Sheehan had this letter read in all

Share this article on Facebook James MacMillan: TLM not the “usual trendy rubbish” (Fr. Z rants) – The fine composer James MacMillan (who wrote music for the Papal Visit to the UK and who also has a superb Seven Last Words) has comments about his participation at a

Share this article on Facebook LENTCAzT 29: Wednesday of the 4th Week of Lent – These 5 minute daily podcasts for Lent are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season. Today is the

Share this article on Facebook Maynooth Seminary in Ireland: Fit for Mission? – On a blog called Lux Occulta there is posted a pdf of an article in a Catholic newspaper called The Catholic Voice written by a group of seminarians about their

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS Wednesday 4th Week of a Lent: “He crowns His own merits in us” – COLLECT (2002MR): Deus, qui et iustis praemia meritorum et peccatoribus veniam per paenitentiam praebes, tuis supplicibus miserere, ut reatus nostri confessio

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